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Welcome to Dale Powell Photography A Published Landscape Photographer based in Charleston SC My Images have appeared in USA Today, Charleston Post and Courier, Mount Pleasant Waterworks 2018 & 2019 Calendars, 2019 Glock Calendar, America's Civil War Magazine, and Island Magazine My passion for photography started from the moment that I picked up a camera as a child.   A camera would forever be more than a tool, it would allow me to capture and share beauty, wonderment, awe, and moments in time.   For Personal Request please contact me at 843-971-9400 FINE ART AMERICA WATERMARKS WILL NOT APPEAR ON PURCHASED...more
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Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge

The Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge over the Cooper River in South Carolina, connecting downtown Charleston to Mount Pleasant. The eight lane bridge satisfied the capacity of U.S. Route 17 when it opened in 2005 to replace two obsolete cantilever truss bridges. The bridge has a main span of 1,546 feet (471 m), the third longest among cable-stayed bridges in the Western Hemisphere. It was built using the design-build method and was designed by Parsons Brinckerhoff. History The first bridge to cross the lower Cooper River opened in 1929, eventually named the John P. Grace Memorial Bridge for former Charleston mayor John P. Grace, who spearheaded the project. The main span of the double cantilever truss bridge was the fifth longest in the world at 1,050 feet (320 m) and soared 150 feet (46 m) above the river. The main span of the second cantilever was the twelfth-longest in the world. The total length of the structure was about 2.7 miles (4.3 km). Following a 17-month construction at a cost of $6 million, it opened with a 3-day celebration that attracted visitors from around the globe. Engineers and critics proclaimed colorful descriptions of the unique structure, deeming it "the first roller-coaster bridge" and citing that "steep approaches, stupendous height, extremely narrow width, and a sharp curve at the dip conspire to excite and alarm the motorist." Privately owned originally, a $1.00 toll was charged for car and driver to cross. In 1943 the state of South Carolina purchased the bridge, and the tolls were lifted in 1946. By the 1960s the Grace Memorial Bridge had become insufficient, with its two narrow 10-foot (3 m) lanes built for Ford Model As and its steep grades of up to 6 percent. Later changes to the side rail and curb reduced the lane width further.[citation needed] A new bridge was constructed alongside and parallel to it. Named for the then-South Carolina Highway Commissioner, the Silas N. Pearman Bridge opened in 1966 at cost of $15 million. Its three lanes, at a modern 12-foot (3.7 m) width, opened to northbound traffic while its older counterpart carried the southbound traffic into downtown Charleston. One lane was reversible on the Pearman bridge, which led to signs warning "Use lanes with green arrow" and "Do not use red X lane" on the bridge. The two truss bridges had become functionally obsolete by 1979. Extensive metal deterioration caused by the lack of maintenance shortly after Grace Bridge's tolls were removed limited the capacity of the older Grace bridge to ten ton vehicles (later five tons), and the reversible lane on the Pearman was eliminated (it had been able to switch to three lanes northbound for rush hour traffic), making that lane southbound permanently, diverting all heavy trucks, buses, and recreational vehicles to that lane on the Pearman bridge. Neither of the bridges had emergency lanes, and the Pearman bridge had no median between the northbound and southbound lanes because of its reversible lane, and it was not until 2002 when flexible barriers were added to the Pearman bridge to prevent head-on collisions. Furthermore, the vertical clearance above the river – once among the highest in the world – could no longer accommodate modern shipping vessels. Three of Charleston’s four shipping terminals are situated up the Cooper and Wando Rivers, and the limited bridge clearance excluded the access of ships that would otherwise be beneficial to the economy of South Carolina. Now that the old bridges are disassembled, the world’s largest modern container ships are able to access all terminals of the nation's fourth-largest container port.

Dale Powell - End to the Day
 

End to the Day by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Glowing with Orange
 

Glowing with Orange by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Spanish Moss Bridge View
 

Spanish Moss Bridge View by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Cooper RIver Bridge Orange Gloaming
 

Cooper RIver Bridge Orange Gloaming by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Charleston Sundown
 

Charleston Sundown by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Marsh To Bridge
 

Marsh To Bridge by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Charleston Bridge Low Tide
 

Charleston Bridge Low Tide by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Spanish Moss Charleston Bridge View
 

Spanish Moss Charleston Bridge View by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Cooper River Bridge Marsh View
 

Cooper River Bridge Marsh View by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Sun Kissed Bridge View
 

Sun Kissed Bridge View by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Arthur Ravenel Bridge by Boat
 

Arthur Ravenel Bridge by Boat by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Ravenel Bridge by Boat
 

Ravenel Bridge by Boat by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Old Pit Street Bridge to Ravenel Bridge
 

Old Pit Street Bridge to Ravenel Bridge by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Ravenel Bridge at Dusk
 

Ravenel Bridge at Dusk by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Peacefull Hues of Orange and Yellow
 

Peacefull Hues of Orange and Yellow by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Murky Skies over Charleston
 

Murky Skies over Charleston by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Opaque Skies
 

Opaque Skies by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Dark and Stormy
 

Dark and Stormy by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Cooper River Bridge Shadowy Sunset
 

Cooper River Bridge Shadowy Sunset by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Diamonds of Fire
 

Diamonds of Fire by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Ravenel Bridge at Sunset
 

Ravenel Bridge at Sunset by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Arthur Ravenel Bridge Murky Sunset
 

Arthur Ravenel Bridge Murky Sunset by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Orange Nebulous
 

Orange Nebulous by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Ravenel Bridge Peaceful Sunset
 

Ravenel Bridge Peaceful Sunset by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Arthur Ravenel Bridge Tranquil Sunset
 

Arthur Ravenel Bridge Tranquil Sunset by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Neon Lights over Charleston Waters
 

Neon Lights over Charleston Waters by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Still of the Night in Charleston SC
 

Still of the Night in Charleston SC by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Twilight Calm
 

Twilight Calm by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Sky on Fire over Charleston Waters
 

Sky on Fire over Charleston Waters by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Ravenel Bridge at Sunset
 

Ravenel Bridge at Sunset by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Magical Blue Skies
 

Magical Blue Skies by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Sunset over the Charleston Waters
 

Sunset over the Charleston Waters by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Orange Blaze
 

Orange Blaze by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Calm Waters over Charleston SC
 

Calm Waters over Charleston SC by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Ravenel Bridge Nightfall
 

Ravenel Bridge Nightfall by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Heavy Clouds over Charleston
 

Heavy Clouds over Charleston by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Arthur Ravenel Bridge Stormy Skies
 

Arthur Ravenel Bridge Stormy Skies by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Still of the Night
 

Still of the Night by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Night Time View of Arthur Ravenel Bridge
 

Night Time View of Arthur Ravenel Bridge by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Ravenel Bridge Night View
 

Ravenel Bridge Night View by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Cooper River Bridge Lights Glowing
 

Cooper River Bridge Lights Glowing by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Rocky Shore in Charleston SC
 

Rocky Shore in Charleston SC by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Bridge View
 

Bridge View by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Harbor View
 

Harbor View by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Sullivan
 

Sullivan's Island Sunset View by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Southern Glow
 

Southern Glow by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Nighttime Sky
 

Nighttime Sky by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Bridge Tower at Sunset
 

Bridge Tower at Sunset by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Memorial Sunset
 

Memorial Sunset by Dale Powell

Dale Powell - Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park
 

Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park by Dale Powell

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